BUSN12001 - Business Internship

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Business Internship provides opportunity for you to gain supervised practical work experience. The purpose of this unit is to expose you to workplace practices so that you can apply your business knowledge gained from your business studies to the work environment. Completion of this unit may assist you in gaining employment or being able to engage with employers in employment opportunities. You will undertake an approved, generally unpaid, work placement to a maximum of 20 hours per week for a duration of 12 weeks. All your assessments will be closely aligned with the skills and experience you gain in the workplace and you will work closely with the unit coordinator and your workplace supervisor while undertaking the internship.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


  • Successful completion of 48 credit points; AND
  • No Failures on their Academic Record; AND
  • Unit Coordinator Approval: AND
  • A Grade Point Average of 5 or above; OR Successful completion of BUSN19024 Graduate Employability Skills.

NOTE: Students who have not completed BUSN19024 Graduate Employability Skills will be required to complete an Online Preparation prior to undertaking BUSN12001 Business Internship. 

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Class Timetable View Unit Timetable
Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books 30%
2. Portfolio 70%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

To view Past Exams, please login
Previous Feedback

No previous feedback available

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Unit evaluation
Some students were receptive to the provision of mark sheets and assessment guidelines to help provide greater clarity as to each of the assessment tasks.
Provide students with mark sheets and assessment guidelines through the unit Moodle site.
Action Taken
Mark sheets, assessment guidelines and marking rubrics all made available to students at the beginning of term through the unit Moodle site.
Source: Unit evaluation
Some students did not fully understand the workload requirements for this unit.
Offer Zoom sessions and/or video recordings early in the term highlighting the unit encompasses both practical work experience and assessable tasks.
Action Taken
Zoom sessions recorded early in the term on Moodle outlining to students the specific workload requirements for this unit.
Source: Student feedback
Students in their work placement can feel isolated and detached from their university studies.
Continue making telephone contact with each student during their work placement to discuss any workplace issues and check on their progress towards completion of assessment tasks.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Apply University knowledge and skills in the workplace
  2. Develop relevant skills and etiquette in the workplace
  3. Contribute to workplace tasks or projects
  4. Critically reflect on workplace experience to identify further areas of learning and professional development
  5. Establish networking skills for future employment opportunities.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books
2 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books
2 - Portfolio